This section takes around 60 mins. A candidate is required to demonstrate that they can read and understand different types of health-related texts.
Reading Part (A) is quick reading task. Duration is 15 minutes. The 20 questions consist of matching, sentence completion and short answer questions.
Reading Part (B) and (C) are careful reading tasks. Duration is 45 minutes.
Part B assesses your ability to identify the detail, or main point of six short texts sourced from the healthcare workplace (100-150 words each). The texts might consist of extracts from policy documents, hospital guidelines, manuals or internal communications, such as emails or memos. For each text, there is one three-option multiple-choice question.
Part C assesses your ability to identify detailed meaning and opinion in two texts on topics of interest to healthcare professionals (800 words each). For each text, you must answer eight four-option multiple choice questions.